Friday, September 28, 2012

All Memphis Music ~ Dewey Phillips ~ Elvis Presley

Today Sept 28, 1968 was a very sad day in Memphis history, Memphis radio DJ Dewey Phillips died of heart failure aged 42. He was one of rock 'n' roll's pioneering disk jockeys. In July 1954, he was the first DJ to play the young Elvis Presley's debut record, 'That's All Right/Blue Moon Of Kentucky. He was the reason I wanted to be a dj. It is truly a sad day. WAY too young! Here's to Dewey!!!!

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